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PAUL W. SMITH

Smith: On Flint’s water reversal and more

Paul W. Smith

“Outta’ My Mind on a Monday Moanin’ ”

Wait a minute. Let me get this straight.

After all of this, Flint is staying with the Detroit Water system it wanted to leave in the first place to save money?

After all the city has been through, it appears to be staying with the Great Lakes Water Authority. Or in other words, basically staying with the water it started out with, that now has a new name.

Same water. New name. Am I missing something here?

■First it was snowballs thrown at Santa Claus (Philadelphia). Now it’s cowbells thrown at hockey players (Erie, Pa.).

Fans clanged cowbells throughout the Erie Otters’ playoff game this past week. Then, some fans got the idea it would be even more fun to throw the bells, rather than just ring them.

The Otters had provided cowbells to fans as a giveaway and also sold them as part of its merchandise line. I’m sure in the “brainstorming” meeting, it sounded like a good idea.

I don’t know how.

■It was hot on social media, as a joke, but stand by and don’t be surprised if the very successful series continues with the next book being, “Killing Bill O’Reilly.” It would be a best seller for a variety of reasons.

■Last Thursday was National High Five Day! I missed it. (You too?)

Well, there’s always next year.

Love those Instant noodles?

Not so fast. A study in the Journal of Nutrition ties instant noodle consumption with heart risk, particularly in women.

“Women who ate instant noodles at least twice a week, showed a 68 percent higher risk of metabolic syndrome, which can increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes.”

■Congrats to Ann Arbor as the website Niche picked it as the top city in Michigan (and in America) to live in.

Paul W. Smith is host of The Paul W. Smith Show on WJR-AM (760) from 5:30-9 a.m. Monday-Friday.